Rainbow Veterans, LGBT Purge Fund Honour WW1 Canadian Soldiers

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04/10/2024

Throughout history, members of the 2SLGBTQI+ community have made important military contributions, paving the way for others who continue to do so today. Regrettably, a legacy of discrimination has meant most of those men, women and gender diverse people stories have been buried and excluded from our collective memory. Fortunately, recent research has brought some of these inspiring-and heartbreaking-stories to light. Earlier this year, based on research conducted at Veterans Affairs Canada and with the support of the LGBT Purge Fund, Sarah Worthman, a Newfoundland and Labrador-based researcher, published a report which chronicles the stories of 35 brave young individuals who served in the First World War and the persecution they faced.

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